Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 20th June 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Shadow Minister (Waste and Recycling)

Following the recent Scottish deposit return scheme proposals and the conclusion of the Government’s consultation on DRS, can the Secretary of State tell us how the Government intend to learn from best practice? Does he hope to emulate the 98.5% recycling rate achieved by Germany for plastic and glass bottles and metal drink cans? Will he commit to a deposit return scheme that matches the ambition of other Governments in Europe, to achieve a UK-wide standard, as suggested in “Our Waste, Our Resources”?